Mar 1, 2011 - 12:38 PM
Good to hear that you like the forum. Thanks! As for your questions:
a) Information about stations can be found on the website of the Swiss federal railways. Prices in South Africa (or other countries) can indeed be different than purchasing in Switzerland. I don't know World Travel, but in general, resellers can set their own prices, so it might either be cheaper or more expensive to purchase in advance. If you click South Africa on the Swiss Pass page, you'll find that a 15-day Swiss Saver Pass for 2 people costs R 5,758.00 through the reseller we work with. The price in Switzerland is R 6,062.
b) I'm not sure what you mean. Where did you find the voucher? Normally, passes of any duration offer the same discounts. Except for special (temporary) promotions, which can be different per country and reseller. Currently, a free upgrade to 1st class is being offered if you travel in Spring, for example.
c) No, a timetable is not included. Schedules can be found on all stations, online as a travel planner and online per station. You can also buy a country wide time table with all trains, buses, boats etc. for CHF 16 at any manned station. In many cases there's also a free or cheap regional version available.
d) Prices are listed on the Jungfrau Railways site. A return ticket Grindelwald - Jungfrau with Swiss Saver Pass would be reduced by 25%. It costs CHF 124.50 per person.
Hopefully this will help to further prepare for your trip.
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